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    2007 GT Races .... lay it down!

    Okay, let's cut through the bull. What are your predictions for this year's Grand Tours? I'll start:

    Okay, with the new year upon us, let's hear some early predictions on this year's Grand Tours. I know that we don't know all the variables yet, but that's what will make this thread fun to review after each GT. I'll go first:

    Giro=Ivan Basso (how will Johan race the Giro?)
    Le Tour=Jan Ullrich (yup, the BIG German is coming back!)
    Vuelta=Alexander Vinokourov (2-fer -even though my head says Valverde)

    If Operation Puerto explodes onto the scene in 2007, I reserve the right to change all 3 of these pix, though.

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    Giro - any Italian
    Tour - not a Frenchman
    Vuelta - whoever blew at the Tour

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    Quote Originally Posted by YMCA
    Giro - any Italian
    Tour - not a Frenchman
    Vuelta - whoever blew at the Tour

    +1

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    Top 3 le Tour:

    1. Jan Ullrich (I said it before, and now I cannot take it back!)
    2. Vino
    3. Basso (1 bad day in the mountains)

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    im pulling for basso in le tour

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    Difficult to go against Basso. Valverde is a threat. But, I think this is the year of Vinokourov.

    Giro - Basso
    Tour - Vinokourov
    Vuelta - Valverde

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stallionforce
    Difficult to go against Basso. Valverde is a threat. But, I think this is the year of Vinokourov.

    Giro - Basso
    Tour - Vinokourov
    Vuelta - Valverde
    +1 That would be my predictions as well, I will befinately be pulling for Vino in the tour this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Everest
    +1 That would be my predictions as well, I will befinately be pulling for Vino in the tour this year.
    Vino: When in doubt - ATTACK!
    Vino: When NOT in doubt - ATTACK!
    What's not to love?

    If the bulk of the contenders don't get eliminated from contention before the race begins (as with last year), it's going to be a great race. If Basso is on (no pun intended!) I don't know if there is anyone who can really compete with him. However, I guarantee that Vino will take risks, and ride hard all the way to Paris. Bring it!

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